The beautiful Laurina de Loredani is seduced into adultery by a charming rogue and the impact of her betrayal is far-reaching. Laurina's son, Leonardo flees the city in shame while Victoria (Laurina's daughter) embarks down a dark path of murder, intrigue and sin. This Gothic story shows readers just how easy it is to be seduced into evil.
Suggested Level: US (Upper Secondary) OR UG (Undergrad)
July 14, 2013
Sin, Shame and Sorrow, Baby!
This book isn't quite as full of sex and hair-tearing outrageousness as its scandalous history might suggest. Every move of the plot is laced with little asides of how wrong the heroine is, how she could have stayed on the right path, etc. But to contemporary readers, that was probably just the narrative version of 'Wait! Stop! We mustn't!' But we do, and it's fun all the way to hell!